Chechnya becoming major player in rebuilding war-torn Syria
Russia's mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria
The Note: Can Republicans stanch the bleeding on health bill?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY Next steps for President Trump 's travel ban could be decided today. It's the end of the Supreme Court 's term today and the court is expected to decide on whether to take up Trump's travel ban when it returns in the fall or let the circuit court decisions stand. Brace
No Ramadan celebration at White House, though Trump said during campaign he was open to it
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the White House did not host a dinner celebrating the end of Ramadan , a Muslim religious holiday. Hosting an iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan fasting is a tradition that started in the Clinton years and was continued by Presidents Bush and Obama. Last
Muslims 'absolutely' the group most victimized by global terrorism, researchers say
This week's terrorist attack targeting people leaving a London mosque after Ramadan prayers is part of a wider trend in which Muslims are frequently among those most affected by terrorism around the world, researchers told ABC News. While attacks by Muslims against non-Muslims in Europe have
London mayor on mosque attack: 'Terrorism is terrorism'
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Monday's attack at a mosque in north London was intended to "divide communities" and "make us stop leading the lives that we do." "Terrorism is terrorism," he told reporters. "It doesn't matter whether you're inspired by a perverse force of Islam -- a perverse version
Witnesses describe horror at scene of London mosque attack
Witnesses at the scene of a suspected deadly terrorist attack outside a London mosque described the horror they experienced as a van plowed into a group gathered outside after evening prayers, killing at least one and injuring 10. Many of the people who were injured in Monday’s attack near the
The essay contest that got two Wolverines up close with the pope
ROME -- I was reminded this week how big the world is. And how small it can be. I was reminded that kindness is a universal language, even if you cannot necessarily interpret the words issuing the message. When Pope Francis speaks, the conviction in his voice takes you. It is a beautiful song. I
Anti-Sharia marches, counter-protests planned across the US
A series of marches against Sharia, a strict form of Islamic law, are set to take place in dozens of cities across the United States on Saturday. The nationwide rallies, dubbed the "March Against Sharia," coincide with the Muslim holiday Ramadan and are sponsored by ACT for America, an organization
Tillerson says Gulf nations' rift has hindered U.S. in region
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for Qatar and other Gulf countries to "immediately take steps to deescalate" the diplomatic crisis that has unfolded in the region this week.